Remove Background From Images Easily With Clipping Magic

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Want to remove the background from an image and just focus on the subject? That’s easy, just Photoshop it. Don’t know Photoshop? Well, that’s a problem now, isn’t it? Not with Clipping Magic, it’s not. In fact, by the end of this post, some of us who know Photoshop may even opt to use Clipping Magic instead.

intro image

Clipping Magic is an alpha-stage, free online tool which helps you to easily remove background from images. If you’re struggling with the lasso tool on Adobe Photoshop, you should definitely try this to ease your life.

Remove Background From An Image

To start, browse to Clipping Magic and choose an image file that you want to work on. Depending on the image size, you may need to wait a few minutes.

Choose an image to upload

You will now see two copies of your image: one is the ‘Original+Mask’ image and another is the ‘Result Preview’ image.

the interface

On the ‘Original+Mask’ image, there’s a green brush. The green brush is used to highlight the part of the image that you want to keep. For this guide, the part that we want to keep is the gun-wielding hero and the Android it is protecting.

highlight part to keep

Press Spacebar to change the brush to red and use this to highlight the area you want removed. You can instantly see on ‘Result Preview’ the outcome.

highlight part to remove

Made a mistake? Press Ctrl + Z to undo or you can press X to turn it to a blue brush then use it to highlight the mistake that you made. Press Ctrl + Y to redo what has been undone.

highlight mistake

When you’re done, you can download the image by clicking on Download on the top bar.

click download

Apart from downloading the result, you can also share the result with friends.

download result or copy link address

Limitation

Clipping Magic might come out as an intelligent web tool, but there’s one major problem: it doesn’t have brush size control. The default brush size is rather large and you might have problems which involve highlighting areas you don’t want highlighted. To compensate, try zooming in first before higlighting with the brush. The brush is relatively smaller in this zoomed mode.

zoom in to highlight areas better

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